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LYFE Recovery Services

SCORE mentors John Strom and Sam Schall helped Payne write a successful business plan and set clear goals for growth. Strom also helped Payne identify staff strengths. Payne says... Read more

Stacey Payne
Owner, LYFE Recovery Services
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Professional Dog Mom

An early customer referred Benge to SCORE just as she was launching, and Benge has been attending workshops and meeting with mentors ever since. Initially, Benge sought mentoring... Read more

Tonda Benge
Professional Dog Mom
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Elizabeth Grimm helps people reclaim their health

Elizabeth worked with SCORE to help set up her business.  “I knew what I wanted to do; I didn’t know how to get there,” she said.  “My mentors helped me think through my business... Read more

Elizabeth Grimm
Owner, Elizabeth Grimm
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HRinDemand helps Small Businesses

Irene DeHuff, a SCORE volunteer and current Northern Nevada Chapter Chair, had a similar HR background as Melissa, so was an ideal mentor.  Starting in 2008, she brought in other... Read more

Melissa Marsh
Owner, HRinDemand
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Butchman Services

Worked with SCORE Northern Nevada to make their handyman business successful, primarily focusing on helping people who need help with home maintenace and repair. Read more

Butch and Kim Butchman
Owner, Butchman Services
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Break Through Reno

Phil’s advice to anyone starting a new business is to “follow your gut.” “I tried to do everything myself and I should have hired sooner and delegated more...and expanded faster... Read more

Phil and Sumiko Frayssinoux
Owners, Break Through Reno
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Advanced Behavior Treatment

SCORE has opened our eyes to the benefits of going into a partnership and educated us on reasons many partnerships succeed or fail. They also helped us identify areas of strength... Read more

Rich Neal/Tariq Farr
CEO/President, Advanced Behavior Treatment
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Back From Extinction After 40 years!

I attended all the SCORE workshops in 1993 when I invented the Sandbagger. They were very helpful with getting a small women-owned business loan. My current mentor has been... Read more

Stacey Kohler
CEO & Founder, Kiddy Crawler LLC
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Converting One's Passion into a Full Time Job!

I have used multiple SCORE eGuides and articles to help gain a better understanding of what is needed to have a healthy Profit & Loss Statement, as well as establish a clear... Read more

Patricia Burmicky
Founder, PhotoUno Photography School and Patricia Burmicky Photography
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Ursula's About Phace Rittenhouse Studio

SCORE has helped me in the most profound way by introducing me to my mentor Mr. Mark Maguire. SCORE also helps me with information and resources to better understand my business... Read more

Ursula Augustine
Owner/Makeup Artist, Ursula's About Phace Rittenhouse Studio

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